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Renee


February 20th, 2015 by
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Sinnemahoning State Park RenderingIf you’ve been following the blog this month, you’ve already read a bit about the design-build process – what it is and why we think it’s a good idea. But, how does it work exactly?

TSI is a creative firm with a well-defined design/build process. No, those things aren’t mutually exclusive. In a nutshell, here’s how our process looks: (more…)

Pete


February 11th, 2015 by
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Design-Build Single Source Accountability Whatever happened to taking responsibility? Is this a lost virtue or has advancing age taken a toll?

What about today’s apologies? “I am sorry if you interpreted what I said in a way that hurt your feelings.” Today’s design/builds make it a little more difficult for those looking to deflect blame and offer non-apology apologies. (more…)

Kara


February 3rd, 2015 by
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Taylor Studios' Cat, JackTraditionally, in the museum exhibit industry, businesses have either been design-only or fabrication-only. Taylor Studios, for instance, was founded in 1991 as a fab-only firm. By the mid-to-late-nineties clients were asking us to design for them, too. Sometimes they wanted us to design from scratch or to reconfigure a previous designer’s work. We officially made the switch to design-build after the turn of the century (that sounds weird doesn’t it?!). (more…)

Ryan


December 16th, 2014 by
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Conceptual Design - Sinnemahoning State ParkAfter nine years in the museum design business, I know what will happen when people ask me where I work. Our name draws a blank look, so then I say, “We design and build museum exhibits.” I can see the light bulb turning on in their mind. Telling someone what we do opens a door on an industry few members of the general public know about. That’s how it was with me when I first heard about Taylor Studios at grad school in Ann Arbor. I never thought about how museums created their exhibits, but it was obvious that serious thought had gone into how these artifacts and models were displayed. (more…)

Samantha


December 11th, 2014 by
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Five Scary Truths About CollaborationIn our profession, as in many, collaboration is essential – both inter-office, and external.  Our clients hire us because we’re good listeners and we’re responsive to their needs. They hire us for our collaborative practice. They don’t hire us because we’re “yes” men (or women); but for our expertise and expert opinion.  If you were to request a polar bear model be added to your salt-water marsh exhibit, we’re going to tell you the hard truth recommend against it. I’ve heard many stories from clients in my time in this industry – many who have worked with great, mediocre, and plain bad designers.

 

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